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Campaign 2008 / Florida / Democrats #893506

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The emergence of Senator John McCain as the Republican frontrunner after his victory in the Florida primary noted; delegate count cited.

(Simi Valley, California: Bill Whitaker) The Republican race after McCain’s win in Florida and the withdrawal of Rudolph Giuliani, who endorsed McCain, featured; details given of the fight for conservative voters. [At the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, GIULIANI – backs McCain.] [Last night, McCAIN – talks about being a Republican conservative.] [Conservative commentator Rush LIMBAUGH – says he is not the choice of conservatives.] [Candidate Mitt ROMNEY – criticizes McCain.] [Republican political strategist Dan SCHNUR†- notes Mike Huckabee could cost Romney the nomination.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The withdrawal of former Senator John Edwards from the Democratic race reported.

(New Orleans: Jim Axelrod) Edwards’s surprise decision to drop out examined. [In New Orleans, EDWARDS – says he is suspending his campaign.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Map shown of Democratic races on Super Tuesday.

(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The impact of Edwards’s exit on the Democratic race examined; Florida exit poll findings on the characteristics of Edwards voters cited. [Senators Barack OBAMA and Hillary CLINTON, Edwards supporters Stan and Jane PREIBE†, Kathy HANNUM†– comment on Edwards.] [CBS News director of surveys Kathy FRANKOVIC†- notes Edwards supporters are less educated and less well-off.] The battle between Obama and Clinton for Edwards’s donors discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Whitaker, Bill;
Axelrod, Jim;
Greenfield, Jeff

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